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Restraining Orders

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November 9, 2020

What is an extreme risk protection order?

An extreme risk protection order is a civil court order prohibiting an individual (called the respondent) from purchasing, possessing, or attempting to purchase or possess a:

  • firearm
  • rifle; or
  • shotgun.1

Extreme risk protection orders are used to prevent the respondent from using a firearm to harm him/herself or others.2

1 NY ​CPLR § 6340(1)
2 NY ​CPLR § 6342(1)